The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland

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#1 of 7 in Nature in Portland
Admire The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a sanctuary spanning several floors with a rock cave carved into the base of a cliff. A life-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pièta sits as a centerpiece in the cave's shrine. Set amidst 25 ha (62 ac) of botanical gardens, the tranquility of the 34 m (110 ft) grotto serves as a place for reflection away from downtown Portland. Visit the large meditation hall that occupies the main chamber, and enjoy impressive views from the cliff top overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Wander through well-groomed parks home to several chapels and statues. You can also explore hundreds of trails through nearby forests. Put The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother into our Portland holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Portland.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Didnt know that this sanctuary exists,until i saw it here featured on tripadvisor.i did tour around portland,but ive seen them all ,from my globerotting travels.however,this place is unique.it is quit...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The Grotto is a peaceful, spiritual lovely place to get away from the everyday noise. The grounds were well maintained. There is a gift shop to buy candles you can light and place near the sanctuary. ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Hurry--free parking! And the lower level of the Grotto is free admission. I definitely recommend taking the elevator to the upper level even though there is a $6 charge.  more »

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